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ALERT LEVEL SETTINGS The alert level determines how often STOPSIGN FIREWALL displays alerts about network events: * Never * Only for defined events (default) * For all events An example of an alert is shown below. To ch...
BLOCK A WEBSITE To block a site you do not want accessed from your computer, follow these instructions: * Select START > EACCELERATION > STOPSIGN > FIREWALL * Click NETWORK ZONES. * Double-click the BLOCKED zone to display the BL...
CONFIGURING THE STOPSIGN FIREWALL When you install Firewall, it comes with a set of defaults that lets it start protecting your computer. Its default protection level is ALLOW MOST. STOPSIGN FIREWALL has other protection levels that you can set, but...
STOPSIGN FIREWALL EXTENSIONS OR PLUG-INS A plug-in is an extra program, or extension, that works with STOPSIGNFIREWALL. FIREWALL has a plug-in called ATTACK DETECTOR that works with FIREWALL to recognize and prevent some types of network attacks, su...
ENABLING TASK BAR VIEW OF FIREWALL STOPSIGN FIREWALL has a display option called Task Bar. In this mode the FIREWALL NETWORK ACTIVITY GRAPH is displayed in the task bar notification area. This feature is disabled by default, but can be easily enable...
INSTALL STOPSIGN FIREWALL VIA THE SOFTWARE STATION: * Select START > EACCELERATION > ADD OR REMOVE PRODUCTS * Select Add STOPSIGN products * Click the NEXT button * Click the plus (+) sign next to STOPSIGN COMPUTER PROTECTION...
NETWORK EVENTS Network events are any type of activity that goes across the network (or Internet). They could be programs from your computer sending out information, or other computers trying to receive information from your computer. When there...
NETWORK EVENTS - PROGRAM SENDING OR RECEIVING DATA When STOPSIGN FIREWALL displays a NETWORK EVENT window, prompting you to ALLOW or BLOCK the activity, you have several choices: * If the NETWORK EVENT is from a known safe program, ensure the...
ENABLING STOPSIGN FIREWALL PASSWORD PROTECTION By default, STOPSIGN FIREWALL does not have password protection enabled. You can enable password protection to prevent other people from changing Firewall settings. To enable Firewall passwords, pleas...
CHANGING STOPSIGN FIREWALL PROTECTION LEVELS When you first install STOPSIGN FIREWALL, the default protection level is ALLOW MOST. A useful setting to use when you are becoming familiar with STOPSIGN FIREWALL is LEARNING MODE, which you set by selec...
CHOOSING STOPSIGN FIREWALL PROTECTION LEVELS Firewall has six levels of protection for your computer. They range from allowing all network traffic to blocking all traffic and locking the network. The different protection levels are: * ALLOW A...
Training the StopSign Spam Filter to correctly identify spam email in Outlook or Outlook Express: 1) Right-click on a spam email. 2) Click Forward As Attachment. 3) Send to spam@firewall (Note: there is no .com). If our Spam Filter mis-identifies a ...
To unblock a website you want to access, that the STOPSIGN Firewall has blocked, please follow these instructions: 1. Select START > EACCELERATION > STOPSIGN> FIREWALL 2. Click Network Zones. 3. Double-click the Blocked option to display the Blocke...
UNBLOCKING A PROGRAM If STOPSIGN FIREWALL blocks a program you want to use, you can either: * Change your protection level to LEARNING MODE, which lets you choose which activities to block or allow. * Use FIREWALL's LOG to select and unbl...
VIEWING ACTIVITY STOPSIGN FIREWALL provides several ways to view network activity: * The FIREWALL Statistics in the FIREWALL tab in Software Station * The summary list in the FIREWALL window display area * The data in the FIREWA...